We Are Still Here to Take Your Cargo!

The moments we are currently experiencing are quite troubled. We were forced to change habits, to adapt to a new and strange reality. It won’t be forever, nor will it be for much longer! – we hope.

In any case, being confined to our homes did not end Green Ibérica’s mission: transport your cargoes as far as the seas reach – and even beyond!

At a time of adaptations, and although we continue with our usual services using new methodologies, we also ask for your collaboration. If you don’t do it yet, we ask you to also adapt your processes and make maximum use of the technology we have been providing for some time now.

Through our e-commerce platform, ShipmentLink, you have access to several features that you can use and, thus, streamline processes, perform actions and obtain information.

At ShipmentLink you can perform several actions, of which we highlight:

You also have access to various information relevant for your shipment, such as:

In the same way, and considering the risk posed by the circulation of physical documents, we also request that you only ask the issue of originals as a last resort.

Let’s all work for the common good!

For any further information, get in touch with us.

Air Cargo Transport Doesn’t Stop!

The limitations raised by the pandemic COVID-19 are widely known, especially with regard to air cargo transportation. In a period of state of emergency, felt a little (or a lot) around the world, travel was drastically limited, leaving many airlines on the ground, and with them passengers and, in large part, cargo.

But it is not this virus that will stop us! Naturally experiencing greater difficulties in transporting goods by air, with some of the companies limiting – or even suspending – flights to and from Portugal, we went looking for ways to continue to serve our customers.

With this, we continue to have represented companies flying to several places of the world, among which:

  • Africa
  • North America
  • South America
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Middle East

Find available destinations by clicking on our represented:

At a time when uncertainty dominates world trade, it is with some naturalness that we assume the possibility of adjustments and adaptations in the air cargo agendas and destinations above. Even so, we believe we are able to serve you with the best options that the market currently offers.

Green Ibérica’s Contingency Plan

As you may know, and like most Portuguese companies where this practice is possible, Green Ibérica has its contingency plan active, with the minimum essential services working in our facilities. This does not mean, in any way, that we reduce the demand or the quality of our service, on the contrary!

Fortunately, there are several technological tools on the market today that allow us to continue our work without limitations, and even with more alternatives! In contacts, for example, we are now available to answer via Microsoft Teams, or by the usual direct phones of each one in the company, which you can find HERE.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us!

COVID-19 Contingency Plan

As we all know,  Covid-19 outbreak is having a huge impact on life and work in Portugal and in the world, changing routines, forcing everyone to adapt and to a reality that we have known only from the Science fiction.
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The most important thing right now is our health, as individuals and as community.

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For this reason, and because it is everyone’s responsibility, Green Ibérica activated our contingency plan, with the minimum services working in our offices and with the rest team from home, under telework. With This, and despite the necessary natural adjustments to a different way of working, we have managed to provide 100% service to our customers.

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Portugal is recognized as a country of resilient people, who reveal their true strength in the most difficult times. Together we have overcome crises, plagues, natural disasters, and we always come out stronger. Now it won’t be any different!
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You can get in touch with us by our usual contacts.

OCEAN Alliance Announced New “Day 4 Product”

Last January 9 EVERGREEN sign, with the other lines of OCEAN Alliance, the official agreement of the new “Day 4 Product”, which will be introduced next April, right ahead of the summer peak season.

The new “Day 4 Product” is very similar to the current “Day 3 Product”. Its 38 services, which include: seven Far East-North Europe loops; four Asia-Mediterranean (one less than last year); 19 Transpacific; four Far East-Middle East, two Asia-Red Sea and two services between North Europe and the US East Coast.

The ports of call of some of the 38 loops will be altered. The most important  for the Portuguese market, with transhipment in Rotterdam, include:

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Far East – North Europe (Day 4 Product)

  • NE1: Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian, Singapore, Felixstowe, Zeebrugge, Gdansk, Wilhelmshaven, Piraeus, Singapore, Yantian, Shanghai;
  • NE3: Xingang, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Singapore, Piraeus, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Xingang;
  • NE7: Xiamen, Nansha, Hong Kong, Yantian, Cai Mep, Port Kelang, Piraeus, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Felixstowe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Xiamen;
  • FAL1: Xingang, Busan, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Singapore, Southampton, Dunkirk, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Southampton, Algeciras, Port Kelang, Xingang;
  • FAL3: Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Singapore, Algeciras, Le Havre, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havre, Malta, Port Kelang, Qingdao;
  • CEM: Kaohsiung, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Taipei, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Rotterdam, Felixstowe, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Colombo, Tanjung Pelepas, Kaohsiung;
  • CES: Ningbo, Shanghai, Kaohsiung, Yantian, Singapore, Colombo, Antwerp, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Port Kelang, Ningbo.

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For any additional information related to the “Day 4 Product” or any other shipping service, please contact us!

EVERGREEN is the Global Carrier with More Ships Ordered!

EVERGREEN is the shipping line with more new ships ordered worldwide! There are currently 69 container vessels that our shipping represented expects to receive over the next three years. In total there will be approximately 560,000 TEU that will reinforce EVERGREEN’s fleet!

Orders include:

  • 25 C-Class ships (with a capacity of 1,800 TEU or more);
  • 14 Ships with 2,500 TEU capacity;
  • 20 F-Class ships (approximately 12,000 TEU capacity);
  • And finally 10 Megamax ships with approximately 24,000 TEU capacity each.

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Shipyards Accountable for the Construction of the Ships Ordered

EVERGREEN Ships ordered

Orders were placed in 10 different processes, allowing to speed up the construction and delivery of the container vessels. In the case of Megamax – expected to be delivered between 2021 and 2022 – six are being built at Samsung’s shipyards, the remaining four at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and Jiangnan Shipyard. Regarding the 20 F-Class – to be delivered between 2020 and 2021 – eight are in charge of Samsung and the remaining twelve of Imabari. About the ships with 2,500 TEU capacity, four are being built at Jiangnan shipyards and ten at Imabari. Finally, the remaining 25 C-Class are distributed by Tsuneishi, Hyundai Mipo, Imabari and Jiangsu (4, 10, 9 and 2 respectively) to be delivered throughout 2020 and 2021.

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EVERGREEN’s New Ships and Environmental Commitments

These new commissioned container vessels follow EVERGREEN’s fundamental premise to grow in a sustainable way, doing everything to keep our natural heritage safe. In this sense, all ships will be delivered already equipped with various environmental protection systems and strictly complying with the regulations of international maritime agencies.

With these new acquisitions EVERGREEN continues its commitment to revitalizing and growing its fleet. This increases the quality of the service provided to our customers and significantly reduces emissions of polluting gases into the atmosphere.

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Green Ibérica is the exclusive representative of EVERGREEN in Portugal. If you have cargo to transport by sea, please get in touch with us.

Green Ibérica - PME Líder 2019

Green Ibérica is PME Leader 2019

Green Ibérica won the statute of PME Leader 2019!

Before the end of 2019 we´ve received great news, Green Ibérica once again received the “PME Líder 2019” award from IAPMEI! We thank all customers and collaborators, internal and external, who made it possible to keep this distinction.

It’s true that receiving this prize is not new, once we’ve been recognized by this agency for several years, now. Nevertheless, is with great pride that we see our work, effort and dedication being recognized.

Green Ibérica - PME Líder 2019

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PME Leader 2019 Status

PME Leader Status is a recognition of the health of the Portuguese companies, given by IAPMEI (Portuguese Institute of Support to Small and Medium Companies) in partnership with banks and Mutual Guarantee Societies. This list is composed by the organizations with best evaluation ratings and economic and financial indicators.

Besides the reputation associated to this prize, the PME Leader status gives access to several benefits, such as:

  • Access to financial products in better conditions;
  • Privileged access to a network of services;
  • A better banking relationship;
  • It’s a quality certificate to companies in their relationship with the market.

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About IAPMEI

IAPMEI have mission to:

Promote corporate competitiveness and growth, assure the support to conception, execution and evaluation of politics aimed to the industrial activity, to increase innovation, entrepreneurship and corporate investment in the companies that work in areas under the authority of the Portuguese Ministry of Economy, namely small and medium dimension companies, excluding those of the Tourism sector and the competences of following in this field, which are of the Portuguese Director General of the Economic Activities.

The importance of this organization has been already recognized by the EEPA – European Enterprise Promotion Awards that awarded PME Leader with the prize in the category Development of the Corporate Environment of 2016. This prize recognizes PME Leader as a pioneer initiative with a great impact in the funding of the companies, in the recognition of PME and by making the information in the market flow better.

 

Green Ibérica will keep “Naturally on the way” towards value delivery to our customers.

EVERGREEN Orders Ten More of the World’s Largest Container Ships

EVERGREEN Group will buy ten of the World’s Largest Container Ships, with almost 24,000 TEU capacity! Four 23,888 TEU ships are ordered to the new China State Shipbuilding Corporation Group. Two of the ships will be built at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard whilst the other two will be built at Jiang-nan Shipyard. The remaining six Megamax ships will have 23,764 TEU and are ordered to Samsung Heavy Industries of Korea.

This massive order will cost EVERGREEN anywhere between US$1.4 billion and US$1.6 billion, according to estimates, and could lead to move up a place in the world ranking of cargo lines by capacity.

The first one of this G-Type vessels are likely to be delivered within 12 to 18 months.

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Twenty-one of the World’s Largest Container Ships

With this new order, EVERGREEN Group will have in its fleet, twenty-one ULCVs (Ultra Large Container Vessels). This ten of the world’s largest container ships will join the eleven already in service.

The vessels already in service have 400 meters in length, 59 meters in breadth and capacity from 20,388 TEU to 20,244 TEU (depending whether if it already have or if it does not have Scrubbers installed). The vessels ordered will be 400 meters in length, 61.5 meters in breadth, 33.2 meters high and capacity from 23,764 TEU to 23,888 TEU (depending on where it will be built).

Orders will be split between EVERGREEN Marine Corp., Greencompass Marine S.A. and EVERGREEN Marine (Hong Kong) Ltd., all part of EVERGREEN Group.

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The New Play Role for Evergreen’s ULCVs in Environmental Compromises

In line with the stringent eco-friendly criteria that EVERGREEN has imposed on its own operation. These ships are equipped with various environmental protection devices, and fully comply with the regulations of international maritime agencies.

Vessels will have new smart technology on board and will also feature energy saving devices to significantly reduce fuel consumption and, consequently, reduce the emission of toxic gases to the atmosphere.

With these new acquisitions EVERGREEN will rejuvenate the fleet thereby enhancing the quality of service offered to its customers. This will reinforce the line’s competitiveness in the marketplace as well as getting a lot more ecological with all the green technology support the vessels are equipped with.

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Green Ibérica is the exclusive representative of EVERGREEN in Portugal. So, if you have cargo to transport by sea, please get in touch with us.

International Chamber of Commerce Releases Incoterms 2020

Incoterms 2020 has been released! As we mentioned before, the new international commerce terms take effect on January 1, 2020.

Incoterms are fundamental to foreign trade as they provide a set of contract terms for international freight. With this new edition, the ICC – International Chamber of Commerce aims to increase confidence and transparency in business and global trade.

The main purpose of Incoterms is, as it has always been since their first version of 1936, to simplify communication processes, as well as to present international negotiating terms. This new Incoterms aim to be more reachable and easier to use than their previous versions. This includes more detailed explanations, aided and reinforced with graphs illustrating the responsibilities of importers and exporters, for each Incoterms rule. The introduction of Incoterms 2020 includes detailed explanations to help direct you to the most appropriate Incoterm for a given transaction, or how your sales contract will interact with complementary contracts.

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Some of Incoterms 2020 main characteristics are:

  • To provide for demonstrated market need in relation to bills of lading (BL) with an on-board notation and the Free Carrier (FCA) Incoterms rule;
  • To align different levels of insurance coverage in Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF) and Carriage and Insurance Paid to (CIP);
  • To include arrangements for carriage with own means of transport in FCA, Delivered at Place (DAP), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU), and Delivered Duty Paid (DDP);
  • There is a change in the three-letter name for Delivered at Terminal (DAT) to DPU;
  • Incoterms 2020 includes security-related requirements within carriage obligations and costs…

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In line with their commitment to develop technology available to everyone, access to the essential information on new Incoterms is available on a Mobile Application launched by ICC, which includes a wide range of informational elements, including breaking news, events and training.

Learn more about Incoterms 2020.

You may acquire new Incoterms 2020, under ICC conditions, HERE.

Advantages of Sea Shipping

Sea shipping and the movement of goods, is an essential process for the way consumer society is currently organized. At this moment, more than ever, we live in a global world. By way of example: we buy raw materials from India for goods we produce in Portugal, which we then sell to the United States. And this trend is increasing more and more. Consequently choosing the mode of transport is a major step, which may define the success/failure of our projects.

All modes of transport have their specific characteristics, with advantages and disadvantages, which vary according to the need and specificity of each product, customer and/or market(s) in which it operates. Following are some of the advantages of Sea Shipping.

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Key Advantages of Sea Shipping

The specific case of maritime transport has several advantages, ranging from:

  • Suitable for any type of cargo

The size and capacity of today’s ships make them an extremely versatile means of transport. Thus it is virtually possible to transport any type of cargo: chemicals, fuels, perishable and frozen food, sands, cereals, ores, automobiles, among others.

  • Large Volume Handling

The advantages of sea shipping are also present in the transport of large volumes, either in terms of the size of the goods or in the quantity of those.

  • Safety

Sea Shipping follows strict international safety rules and standards, which, combined with the specific conditions of shipping, make it a very safe and viable option.

  • Travel Long Distances

About 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water from the oceans, which connect cities, countries, continents. This means that sea shipping is widely covered globally, and the most widely used mode of international freight.

  • Lower Unit Costs

With impressive cargo capacities (there are already ships capable of carrying more than 23,000 TEU!) allow shipping costs to be diluted making the unitary price quite competitive.

  • Environmentally More Sustainable

In the environmental ground, transporting large quantities of goods, together with the use of less polluting fuels and more efficient ships, allows the ecological footprint of sea shipping to be diminished compared to other means of transport.

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Sea Shipping has many advantages for those who have the world as their market. If this is the option that best suits your company, contact Green Ibérica and we will be happy to answer all your questions!

Applause to Green Ibérica – Empresa Aplauso 2019

As last year, Green Ibérica was distinguish with the prize Empresa Aplauso 2019.

This prize is given by Millennium BCP bank. It aims to distinguish the economic performance, innovation capacity and financial soundness of Portuguese companies.

To be Empresa Aplauso 2019 allows Green Ibérica to have access to several support services, several benefits in solutions and products, which will allow us to have a better management of our daily strategy. This prize also opens us the perspective to increase investment.

Being among this exclusive group is a great pride for us! Is also a proof of solidity, vision and commitment to invest and to improve.

So, if you want to have as partner in the transportation of your goods, a company recognized as solid and valuable, get in touch with us.